Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
was the formal oath. >> thank you, sweetie. >> 11-year-old sasha obama joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice, who used notes after he flubbed the wording in 2009. vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. for tomorrow's ceremonyial oaths, the west front of the capital is ready. pennsylvania avenue, ready for the inaugural parade. roughly 800,000 people are in the nation's capital. they and the nation to hear an inaugural address that the president previewed tonight. >> let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but also of our future. >> reporter: he promised better lines tomorrow. conventional wisdom is second inaugural address is also flopped. by abraham's lincoln's did not. in short, it was powerful, it was nonpartisan. and lincoln is the president barack obama says that he most admires and tries to emulate. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. back to you. >> thanks, steve. we will have extensive coverage of tomorrow's inauguration, both on air and online.